In this edition of DC Round-Up, one Gotham character exits as another enters; Supergirl gets a new suit and a new villain; and Lucifer gets a lady.
TVLine reported that Jada Pinkett Smith is leaving Gotham at the end of the first season…
“We’re done, I did my year and I had a good time,” she tells Extra, adding that Fish will go out with a bang. “The show is gonna [have] an awesome finale…
I’ve always been a comic book fan so it was definitely a dream to be able to participate in an origin story of Batman with an original character,” marveled the actress. “Who would of thought in a million years that I would have the opportunity to do that?”
While Smith is exiting, Deadline reported that another actor is entering the show in an iconic role. Chris Chalk (12 Years A Slave) has been cast as Lucius Fox in the Fox drama series. He will appear in the penultimate Episode 21 of the current first season with an option to return in Season 2.
Lucius Fox is Wayne Enterprises’ resident tech genius. In a corporation shadowed by nefarious dealings, Fox emerges as a moral beacon for young Bruce Wayne. His desire to help Bruce uphold Thomas Wayne’s legacy eventually will earn him a spot as one of the boy’s most important confidants.
TVLine has the first pictures of Melissa Benoist in her Supergirl suit. The costume for Supergirl was designed by Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costumes for TV’s The Flash and Arrow and whose film credits include Academy Awards for her work on Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago. “In designing Supergirl,” she says in a statement, “I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today.”
According to ComicBook.com, Faran Tahir, recognizable to fans of Iron Man and Star Trek, has joined the cast of Supergirl. Tahir is playing The Commander, an alien military expert leading the forces aligned against Supergirl. Tahir is a prolific talent, having appeared on The West Wing, JAG and in Elysium, among others. He’s a guest star in the pilot, with the possibility to become recurring on Supergirl…but it certainly seems likely he’ll be upgraded if the show goes to series.
According to Deadline, Lina Esco (Cane) has booked a role in Fox’s drama pilot Lucifer, from Jerry Bruckheimer TV and Warner Bros TV. Based on the characters from the DC Entertainment’s Vertigo, the show centers on Lucifer (Tom Ellis) who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals. Esco will play Lucifer’s best friend Maze, a fierce demon in the form of a beautiful young woman.